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The name above all others

There is a name whereby we may be saved

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [There is a name whereby we may be saved]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 There is a name whereby we may be saved,
It brings the joy and peace our hearts have craved;
One Heart divine, which felt a lost world’s grief,
In tender pity stooped to our relief.

‘Tis Jesus’ name! that name that never fails;
The name that over sin and death prevails;
Our Friend, our Saviour, Comforter and King,
Unending praise our grateful hearts would bring.

2 O blessed name! our only source of hope,
As faint with care, through sin’s dark night we grope;
No human voice can speak our sins forgiv’n,
No human hand can write our names in heav’n. [Refrain]

3 When countless sins defy our weak control,
And like strong waves o’erwhelm the sinking soul,
There is a refuge from the tides of sin,
‘Tis that blest Rock once cleft to take us in. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #145

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a name whereby we may be saved
Title: The name above all others
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Refrain First Line: 'Tis Jesus' name